Updated (September, 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs Ricoh GR Digital IV

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Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Ricoh GR Digital IV

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,230k dots
Battery life
Great battery life
390 shots
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
Weight
Light-weight
190 g
 
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Advantages of the Canon S100

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Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 24fps vs 480p @ 30fps
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Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video but at a lower frame rate
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 109x59x33 mm
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More than 20% smaller
Shutter lag Significantly less shutter lag 250 ms vs 400 ms
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Around 40% less delay when taking photos
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 1,600 ISO
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The S100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 9.6 fps vs 2.7 fps
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More than 3.5x faster continuous shooting
True resolution Higher true resolution 12 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Zoom Slightly more zoom 5x vs 1x
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25x more zoom
Thickness Thinner 1.1" vs 1.3"
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Around 20% thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 15s vs 1s
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15x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Ricoh IV

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Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,230k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Battery life Much longer battery life 390 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 2x more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Startup delay Less startup delay 1800 ms vs 2400 ms
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Around 30% less delay when turning on
Macro focus Better macro capability 1 cm vs 3 cm
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Focus on subjects 3x closer to the lens
Aperture Slightly wider aperture f/1.9 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the IV's lens captures marginally more light (0.1 f-stops)
Weight Slightly lighter 190 g vs 198 g
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Almost the same
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
S100:f/2.0
IV:f/1.9
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Panorama Neither camera stitches together panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
Shutter lag Significant shutter lag Help
S100:250 ms
IV:400 ms
Zoom Poor zoom Help
S100:5x
IV:1x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Size Very small Help
S100:99x60x28 mm
IV:109x59x33 mm
Weight Very light Help
S100:198 g
IV:190 g
Thickness Thin Help
S100:1.1"
IV:1.3"
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
S100:15s
IV:1s
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
S100:6,400 ISO
IV:1,600 ISO
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
S100:12 MP
IV:10 MP
Sensor size Very small sensors Help
1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$396 - $399

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Macro focus Slightly worse macro focusing
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon Coolpix P330

Nikon Coolpix P330

Pro digicam

$240

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Thickness Is thicker

Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110

Pro digicam

$228 - $249

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon PowerShot S95

Canon PowerShot S95

Pro digicam

$445

Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon PowerShot S200

Canon PowerShot S200

Pro digicam

$320

Aperture Wider aperture
Size Slightly smaller
Movie format Lower resolution movies
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$300 - $398

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Travel zoom

$279 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Ricoh GR Digital IV Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$499 - $697

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Ricoh GR Digital III

Ricoh GR Digital III

Pro digicam

Size Smaller
Thickness Thinner
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$399 - $520 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Built-in flash No built-in flash
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$461 body only

$545 - $748 with 12-32mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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